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2015 calls Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
17 November 2014, Brussels
This Infoday is for anyone who wants to carry out a European project related to the Societal Challenge 5 and would like to know more about the objectives of Work Programme 2015 and application procedures.
The purpose of the Information Day is to present the calls under Work Programme 2015 to the potential applicants as well as to provide guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals. Six brokerage sessions planned in the afternoon will be an opportunity for participants to network with other potential applicants.
The Infoday will take place in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre, rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.
Languages The event will take place in English. No interpretation is foreseen.
Travel and Accommodation Please note that while attendance is free of charge, you will have to cover your your travel and accommodation expenses and will need to make your own arrangements. We recommend to book your hotel early.
Registration is now open! Conference on Transport Safety: societal challenges, research solutions
4-5 December 2014, Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy
You are now welcome to register to be able to attend the conference on Transport Safety Research, on 4-5 December 2014, in Genoa, Italy.
This Conference, convened by the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission, will gather researchers, stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for research and innovation activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.
The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.
This event is expected to provide useful input towards the definition of a shared European R&I agenda, with pointers to be taken into account in the preparation of next Horizon 2020 Work Programmes, with a view to ensure the proper deployment and implementation of safety solutions resulting from research activities.
Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016) A Free Interactive Information Event
9 January 2015, Brussels
This is your chance to discover a new exciting opportunity for industry-driven innovation under Horizon 2020.
Participants at this event will:
- Acquire insight into the objectives of this new scheme
- Become familiar with the modalities of the Fast Track to Innovation call
- Get practical tips and tricks on how to apply and how to maximise chances for success when applying
- Be able to interact throughout the event with EU-officials
Register now via e-mail: RTD-FTI-EVENT@ec.europa.eu.
Seats are free of charge and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Maximum two seats per organisation.
The event will be recorded and made available via webstream (link available soon).
Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date!
2 February 2015, Brussels
To support the preparation of proposals, DG RTD's Transport Directorate of the is organising an Information Day on Monday 2 February 2015 from 9 AM untill 6 PM in the European Commission Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, in Brussels.
The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the next round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer opportunities for networking.
The sessions will deliver a brief presentation of the surface transport, the aviation and the cross-cutting topics of the Transport challenge Work Programme 2015.
Information will be given on the Evaluation Guidelines and on the legal and financial Rules for Participation covering all aspects from the submission of a proposal to the signature of a grant agreement.
The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2015 to European Commission's project officers.
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ICT Proposers' Day 2014
9-10 October 2014, Florence, Italy
This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015. It will offer an exceptional occasion to build quality partnerships as it will connect academia, research institutes, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. The event will be free of charge. Registration will open in mid-June.
Energy Systems Integration – a global innovation challenge
25 June 2014, Brussels
Our energy system is very complex. It includes not only renewable, nuclear, and fossil energy sources but also electrical, thermal, and fuel energy pathways that convert, store and deliver energy services at different physical scales.
The integration of various energy sources and vectors in the energy system is a practical challenge with important contributions to security of supply.
The objective of the workshop is to highlight the complementarity of this research area compared with smart grids and storage. It also aims at exploring the added value of the cooperation with international partners.
Do not forget to register!
Please note the time: 16.45-18:30
Workshop on Education and Training Needs for Aviation Engineers and Researchers in Europe
13 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The ACARE together with the European Commission and the EU-funded action AirTN NextGen are organising a workshop on Education and Training Needs for Aviation Engineers and Researchers in Europe. The aim of the workshop is to share the best practices to identify the present and future workforce skills needed in the aviation sector. Improve the quality of engineers' education accordingly and adapt the workforce supply to the needs of the European aviation sector.
Renaturing Cities: Addressing Environmental Challenges and the Effects of the Economic Crisis through Nature-Based Solutions
13-14 May 2014, Brussels
The European Commission (Directorate for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency) is organising this two-day conference under the auspices of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The aim of the Conference is to highlight innovative tools, strategies and best practices in the field of Nature Based Solutions that European cities are adopting in order to combine tradition and modernity while addressing environmental challenges and the impacts of the economic crisis.
Mr Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for "Climate Action and Resource Efficiency" will open the event. Mr Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic will also give an opening address.
High level representatives from Academia, Urban Planning Authorities, Private Sector and International Organizations will provide keynote speeches and join the debate in a multi-stakeholder environment.
Members of the European Parliament and representatives from DG Environment, DG Regional Policy, DG Climate Action, Joint Research Centre will moderate/chair the conference sessions.
Venue: Auditorium, Madou Building, Place Madou, 1, 1210 - Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode (Brussels)
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